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BCO calls for UK offices to ‘urgently’ address poor ventilation

A new research paper by the British Council for Offices (BCO) titled Thoughts on ventilation design and operation post COVID-19, has called for UK offices to ensure they have adequate ventilation ahead of the return to work. The paper highlights ...

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Taking care of business

Research across FM, healthcare, education, manufacturing and food service sectors into attitudes on going back to the workplace by Kimberly-Clark reveals that when it comes to wellbeing, infection control remains the number one priority The Coronavirus pandemic has moved wellbeing, ...

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Sustainability programmes save 4,200 tonnes of CO2 emissions through 3 million positive actions in 2020

Participants in sustainability engagement programmes spanning the private and public sectors have achieved a milestone three million positive actions in 2020 and prevented 4.2 million kilograms of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere. The programmes, designed and provided by sustainability ...

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Mitie Ireland recognised for its commitment to promote employee wellbeing

Mitie Ireland has received the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC) KeepWell Mark, becoming the first facilities management business to be awarded the certification. The IBEC KeepWell Mark is a two-year accreditation awarded to organisations that have worked to improve ...

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Mitie awarded Top UK Employer accreditation

Mitie has been named a Top UK Employer by the Top Employer Institute, for the third year in a row. Top Employer accreditation is awarded to businesses that have taken steps to promote a positive working environment and to support ...

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FM industry is held back by short term thinking says VINCI

Research by VINCI Facilities argues that the FM industry is held back by short-term thinking. In a survey of over 200 respondents, drawn from leaders within the FM and built environment sectors, focussing on four key issues: wellbeing, climate change, ...

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Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals unveils new catering services

Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has officially unveiled new staff and visitor catering services, as part of a move to offer a long-term food solution across its Chertsey and Ashford (Middx) sites. The services, which include a staff ...

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Engineering sector reports increase in mental health awareness

The vast majority of large electrotechnical and engineering services businesses now train staff as Mental Health First Aiders, according to a survey commissioned by engineering services trade body ECA. Twenty four of the largest ECA Members, with a combined turnover of ...

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Counselling sessions help to improve Sodexo healthcare employees’ mental health

More than 330 on-site counselling sessions have helped to improve Sodexo healthcare employees’ psychological and emotional health. Launched in June, the service was designed to help frontline keyworkers, supervisory and management employees deal with the pressures of working through the ...

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Sodexo launches new offering for students in lockdown

Sodexo has adapted many of its services to meet the needs of today’s students, offering catering options and wellbeing resources designed to provide additional support at a difficult time. Working with multiple suppliers, Sodexo’s food and nutrition specialists have launched ...

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